It’s time for the Addicted to CAS challenge #6. To see for details of the challenge, the wonderful inspirational pieces by the DT and to join in the fun please click on the ATCAS challenge link above.
Ok, what does Candy mean to you. Sweeties, Lollies, Candy Canes…never to early to start your Christmas cards. Maybe Candy colours. A great theme with Valentines and Easter coming up.
I have gone for a CAS box for Candy. I’m mean and refuse to pay inflated prices for Easter Eggs over here in Spain. This is a great size box to pop mini eggs in or a hand full of lollies.
I’ve kept the embellishments simple as the challenge is CAS. I took an A4 size piece of thick white glossy card and scored it (as shown below) and glued on a strip of pretty paper. It is easier to decorate these boxes whilst they are still flat and before you fold them and make them up.
To make my embellishment, I stamped Peter Rabbit onto some card stock, masked him and then stamped the stone path. After removing the mask, I coloured him in using a damp paint brush and some inks from some felt pens.
I used a Oval die just to mark in pencil where to cut the Peter image out and then used the same die to make the blue frame. I attached the embellishment to the box using foam tape.
I folded the card along the score marks and made up the box. Lining up the side edges, I marked and punched the holes.
I then just threaded a strip of fabric through the holes and tied it in a bow to close it.
This is a rough diagram of how to make this box. This is a really old idea and most of you will probably have seen it before but in case anyone is interested here is how to do it.
Please click on photo to enlarge. The white splodge in the middle is where I wrote score along the dotted line but my hand writing is so bad it wasnt easy to read. The formula for this style box works for any sizes you want to make. Fold in half and then score to the centre points at each end. These are so easy to make and great for any gift box or favour. The other great thing about these. If you do need to make batches of gift boxes, these are easy to store flat until needed.
Thank you for stopping by.
Best Wishes Florence x